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May 29, 2020

A Message From the Editor

Welcome back from the long holiday weekend! We hope you used the time to unplug from work, recharge and have a little fun! Ready to get back to work? We've got a great lineup of topics worth your attention, including COVID-19 related compliance issues, some startling updates on unemployment, and tips for employees' mental health (though you might find them useful, too). Here's to a strong (unofficial) start to the summer!

– Emily Payne, BenefitsPRO managing editor

Market Insights

$1.3 trillion down: These COVID-19-era unemployment stats are not pretty

By Raychel Lean

It's only May, but the U.S. workforce has already lost trillions in annual income that could take years to correct. Read More


U.S. unemployment systems are under attack, Secret Service says

By Richard Binder

A crime ring has been filing fraudulent unemployment claims using stolen data, resulting in losses totaling millions... Read More

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Companies which don’t invest in developing their leaders make less than half the revenue per employee compared to those which do. There is good reason for investing in leadership development. But where do you start? Read More


Addressing the growing paid family and sick leave crisis

By Lisa Helem

Is it time to take a new approach to the paid leave gap in our country? Read More

Best Practices

5 ways to support employee mental health (and why it matters)

By Desiree Pascual

While many organizations are focused on business continuity, employee mental health is emerging as an urgent focus. Read More


Employees give employers thumbs-up for COVID-19 crisis management, empathy: Zenefits study

By Tom McParland

Still, most workers surveyed reported deep anxieties about their own futures and the future of their companies. Read More

Best Practices

New extended benefit deadline rules: Areas of concern for employers

By David Eckhardt and Craig Kovarik

The extended deadlines present some significant immediate issues, and more issues are sure to arise in practice. Read More

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Top 10 Tips to Create More Time in Your Day

By implementing these strategies into your life, you will feel less overwhelm and over-commitment, and have more time to do the things you love. That way you can have more fun and get stuff done. Read More


Do businesses need post-COVID workplace rules? OSHA says no. The AFL-CIO says yes.

By Richard Binder

"It's truly a sad day in America when working people must sue the organization tasked with protecting our health," said... Read More


Contact tracing apps and consumer privacy: What employers should know

By Alaina Lancaster

"I've stopped using the words 'going back to normal' because I don't think we're going back to whatever it was before." Read More

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KEYNOTE: Transforming Legal Operations Unit Into An Internal Partner in Challenging Times

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